Stilted. Sometimes Stalled.but Still Here!

Last Update: February 02, 2018

I am surprised and grateful that since December 2013 I have been a member of this community. Surprised because I didn't have a clue when I began this education. Grateful because I have learned so much and I see light at the end of this journey toward a successful online business.

While my last year has been one of the hardest, again drawing on my time and drawing me away from work on my site, I am still committed to making my way to a successful online business. Indeed, it is even more urgent now than ever. And I don't do this for me...its for these children, three of whom have lost their parents and I am the parent now.

Our summer 2015 trip to the Grand Canyon, by way of train. What fun!

One thing I have questioned with regard to my work is that while I am passionate about my website, specialneedsadvocatepower.com, and want very much for it to be a force for good in our world, it is a daunting task when confronted with familial illness and challenging legal confrontations that are sucking time straight out of every single day. And the fact it hasn't done better makes me pretty sad, really, because the message I have to share with parents and the support my site is intended to provide could help them.

Nevertheless, I also need the time I invest in my website to also bring income in for my granddaughters and grandson and of course it would be nice not to be living in poverty in the later years of my retirement when they are grown and off into their own lives. I know my website is not thriving because my work in my site has been stilted and sometimes stalled. I'm guessing I was very close to a break through last year when things went upside down on me again in my family.

Ever have the pleasure of flying in a small aircraft. One of the exercises a new pilot is tasked with is how to handle a stall when flying.

Stalling in an aircraft can be managed with skills that are taught, then embraced and practiced. Stalls happen for a variety of reasons, just as a business stall may as well. The point? Its what we do with that 'stall' that will bring the result we want, a safe trip and reaching our destination. My destination? My successful website. How about yours?


A stall could of course become a disaster, but just as commercial pilots are trained in their simulators to handle the unexpected, a stall in a small plane while with one's trainer is equally important. There is allot that goes into managing an aircraft when a stall occurs. There is by necessity allot that goes into developing our very own websites and having the skills and training of the community of Wealthy Affiliates and its leadership cannot be matched!!!

I love what I am doing and am grateful for what I have been learning. Now I look forward to the very special live training that Kyle has developed for us. With my heart wide open I hope I can learn something that will help me this coming year. Perhaps it will be that one thing that can get my website off and running and making money. Perhaps it will be an entirely new website that will take me there. Either way, I am in for the long haul and know that with time and effort invested regularly, not in this revved up and then stalled mode I have been dealing with, that things will change.

I see light at the end of this roadway. We just have to keep looking, its there, light is always there!


Its fun seeing a milestone reached here at Wealthy Affiliate. I was just awarded a badge. I know there are more to come!

Anyone else facing similar challenges?


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Internetgranny Premium
I too have gone from one challenge to another this year. As I am getting older, these challenges won't go away. Am now waiting for a knee replacement and may also need a heart valve replacement.... but I am still happy to be here and, like you, look forward to Kyle's extra training.

Most of my income goes towards helping my grandchildren... I think mothers and grandmothers are very much alike wherever in the world they are.

I wish you all the best for 2017.
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Hello Linda. Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

If I had in my hands what you have, I would not be able to do this work at all. As it is now, I have issues that prevent me from trying to do more than one thing at a time. I literally don't have the ability to multi-task like most people can in varying degrees.

I therefore, must focus on one thing at a time, in series. Things have been nil for me for almost two years because I came to the realization that it's this very thing that has been hindering me and I began working old projects and obligations down. I'm talking about massive things I volunteered myself into or stuff I started on my own.

It is counter productive to be doing this, as many would argue, but as long as they're there, they effect my ability to do other things that need to be done. It is a vicious cycle for me. They have a medical Latin name for it but I don't know offhand what it is.

For this reason (and others) I am on disability because I can't perform in competitive employment. I have little problem getting jobs but I can't hold them down.

So here I am. Little by little I have been focusing in on those things that are undone, complete them out and get rid of what went with it.

I have to have a clean slate, or nearly so, or to the degree that things are not pressing on me when trying to work on other things (like my business,) because it literally takes me away from what I'm doing and it takes much longer for me to get things done.

I am making money here and I have now for three years, not a single month without income, but it could be much more. It took me three years to start making money!

For most people distraction isn't a problem and they can tune them out. I feel for you. I hope that the success you are looking for is meted out to you gracefully, and with all diligence, you will get there. So will I, though I have to do things differently than most people do to get there!

Daniel
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lindasea Premium
Dear, dear, Daniel. I so get what you are saying here. My grandson is very much in the same situation when it comes to being able to multi-task and having things in life become a distraction when it comes to accomplishing a certain goal. Bless his heart, he still doesn't have his high school diploma because of this very thing.

I agree that clearing the agenda and wiping that over filled plate clean is part of what must be done to remain on task and focused. I believe that with every step forward we keep things moving in the right direction, forward.

One thing is for sure, your heart is seen in your posts and your responses to others, as you have here with me. And it is true that we can exceed our own expectations with a little time, or in some cases, as with me, allot of time and we can get there. Why look at what you have done, what you have accomplished. I am so happy for you!

Linda
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DianneBee Premium
I am. After a long stall I have to decide whether my blog is worth reviving, or whether I will start anew.
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lindasea Premium
It's difficult to know for sure, isn't it? What I keep seeing in the blogs of many senior folks here in the WA community is that we choose a niche and work that niche until it is making money. Then we will have worked through the learning curve.

Here is a recent blog by Leo Emery that makes this point well. I know that Nathaniell Brenes also has a post about this, its been a while that he put that up. But if you enter in the white search bar above you will find many similar posts on this very subject.

I want my blog for special needs children to work and I am expecting that Kyle's lessons may provide the insight I need to get there. If I learn otherwise then I already have an idea for what my next blog can be. What do you think about this? I'm guessing you have invested many, many hours in what you currently have created, right?
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DianneBee Premium
Right! Six months almost exclusively on one blog. Then 2 CB vendors I was making affiliate % from retired their product. Ouch! I think in the New Year I'll look for another one or two CB products to promote and will/won't revive the crippled blog. Yet it is hard to give up after so much work and I will check the link you included above, and spend at least a month reviewing the training vids on WA. Thanks for your input!
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lindasea Premium
You are most welcome. Sounds like a good plan.
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VanessaN Premium
Hi Linda

Good to hear from you. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Going through means just that, you are going through, that means at some point you'll come out of it. Maybe you can spend 15 to 30 minutes on your site every other day, just to keep things going. Or invest that time giving and receiving comments on your articles; more comments, the better. Just an idea.
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lindasea Premium
Thank you Vanessa. These are great recommendations and with that effort, even that little bit of effort there will come results. AWESOME feedback and most appreciated!
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VanessaN Premium
You are welcome.
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paulgoodwin Premium
The main challenge for me is to keep motivated and keep going but I know it will work it has too!
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lindasea Premium
Yes, Paul, I hear you loud and clear. We certainly share the keep going aspect. And I suppose this past year, if I am being truthful with myself, I was waning in motivation too. So much going on that has drained time out of my days.

But, you know, it will work! We have many examples of this within the WA community so never give up and lets just give each other a boost now and again. With persistence and perseverance we will reach our goals.

Will you be attending Kyle's training on the 30th? Lets do it together!

Linda
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paulgoodwin Premium
I have never attended a training by anyone and this is because I really have no time to sit and listen to an hour of nothing to get 5 minutes of information -
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